I've found myself watching, and this thread is as much of a confession as much as anything, kids shows. It started off due to the threads we've had about Cardcaptor Sakura and Doremy, but then I realized after watching them that I was feeling…oddly good and optimistic about the world in general. It's weird, because on the one hand I hate watching this stuff because, well, it's so fucking stupid and vapid, but on the other hand I love watching it because it's so goddam relaxing and healing to the soul. I find myself questioning whether this entertainment is purposefully made this way, to emotionally manipulate individuals past a certain age into a state of depression.
Uhm, thanks for reading my blogpost? Otherwise, I guess share some younger-demographic anime you might be watching?
Kids' shows are made by adults. It's natural you'd enjoy them as an adult. Japanese kids' shows are also assumed that the whole family will be watching while around on a Sunday so they are written to be entertaining to adults as well. Only small frontal lobe 'groids can't find value in a show about squeeky toys squeeking out over tasty cookies or prankster rabbit wizards. You're not a small frontal lobe 'groid, are you, to find such media "vapid"?
Did I offend you? I'm sorry???
>>38898>One of my main issues with kids' shows is that episodic monster-of-the-week-style plots are usually boring as hell.
Yeah, this is what I mean when saying stupid/vapid. I agree, and often felt like I was just powering through that kind of stuff to get the "heartfelt" kick from these shows.>I did like Aikatsu, although only watched about 30 episodes.
I'm not sure you can say "only" when you've watched so many. It sounds nice, but I guess I've been apprehensive to the whole "idol" genre (although now that I've said that, I'm not sure why…). I might give it a shot.
Idol shows, especially the shoujo-target-demographic ones, are definitely an acquired taste. Aikatsu and Pripara are both super girly and that's hard to digest for a lot of people.
Personally, they're the 'kids' anime I've found most enjoyable.
>when you've watched so many
The first iteration alone of Aikatsu is like 180 episodes or something, and the sequels are marathons too lol. Kids have a lot of free time haha.
I like the pokemon anime.
I only watched that one movie with all that nice Yuasa animation and it was pretty good. Dose the series have a lot of moments with animators just going crazy?
This is pretty wholesome. For some reason it reminds me of a Japanese Charlie Brown.
Anyways, I don't know if this counts, because it is a Finnish author, and although it's targeted for kids it's amazingly somber, but I guess it was animated by a Japanese studio…soooo…90s Moomins?
just wish i could find more episodes in finnish with english subtitles
Current Doraemon is a really good one, too.
For me, it's Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh it's always fun to watch, even the weaker seasons
I like Yugioh too but I prefer Season 0 since it had more games than just Duel Monsters.
yeah, yugioh started off strong then it seems like they lost the plot (or just wanted to focus on one game for easy merchandising). isnt he supposed to be the king of games
yes but the card game got extremely popular so the author was asked to focus on it instead of on other games
Why is it that kids media is typically full of optimism, moralization, hope, and good endings; but "adult" media is typically full of depressing, demoralizing, nihilistic, and bad endings?
Skip to the last five or ten minutes of embed related to see what I mean.
Fuck "adult" media. It's poison.